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The principles of this Code are expressed in broad statements to guide ethical decision making. These statements provide a framework; they cannot and do not dictate conduct to cover particular situations.

  1. We provide the highest level of service to all library users through appropriate and usefully organized resources; equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests.
  2. We uphold the principles of intellectual freedom and resist all efforts to censor library resources.
  3. We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.
  4. We respect intellectual property rights and advocate balance between the interests of information users and rights holders.
  5. We treat co-workers and other colleagues with respect, fairness, and good faith, and advocate conditions of employment that safeguard the rights and welfare of all employees of our institutions.
  6. We do not advance private interests at the expense of library users, colleagues, or our employing institutions.
  7. We distinguish between our personal convictions and professional duties and do not allow our personal beliefs to interfere with fair representation of the aims of our institutions or the provision of access to their information resources.
  8. We strive for excellence in the profession by maintaining and enhancing our own knowledge and skills, by encouraging the professional development of co-workers, and by fostering the aspirations of potential members of the profession.
  9. We affirm the inherent dignity and rights of every person. We work to recognize and dismantle systemic and individual biases; to confront inequity and oppression; to enhance diversity and inclusion; and to advance racial and social justice in our libraries, communities, profession, and associations through awareness, advocacy, education, collaboration, services, and allocation of resources and spaces.

Adopted at the 1939 Midwinter Meeting by the ALA Council; amended June 30, 1981; June 28, 1995; January 22, 2008; and June 29, 2021.

The library maintains the right to ask all individuals in the library building who do not follow the UCC Student Code of Conduct and these library rules of conduct to leave the library.

  • No cell phone use in the Quiet Zone of the library.
  • No unattended children under the age of 12.
  • No one under the age of 16 allowed in the computer lab (unless an enrolled UCC student) except for in designated areas.
  • No entering or exiting through doors labeled "personnel only" or "emergency exit", except in a case of emergency.
  • When using the library computer lab, abide by the rules and procedures established for the area.
  • Drinks and snacks that aren't messy are allowed in the library, except in the computer areas. Please ensure that sounds and smells do not disturb others and be sure to clean up after yourself.

All UCC students, faculty, and staff may use their UCC ID as their library card. Residents of the UCC Service District are welcome to apply for a UCC Library card.

UCC Service District residents may obtain a library card by filling out an application and showing identification with a current UCC Service District address.

Applicants under the age of 18, if not UCC students, must have the co-signature of a parent or legal guardian.

Circulation Guidelines

Every borrower is responsible for all materials checked out on his/her account. Qualifying community borrowers are issued a free UCC library card; a replacement card is available for $1.00. Materials will be charged out only to individuals with a current UCC Library account. 

Library books may be checked out for a period of three weeks. No more than 10 may be checked out to a borrower account at any one time. 
Reserve material can be checked out to current UCC students only; loan periods and restrictions vary according to the Instructor for the class. 

Library materials may be renewed twice unless they are recalled, requested by another patron, overdue, or placed on reserve.

Overdue, lost, or damaged items

The UCC Library does not charge overdue fines at this time. Patrons with items 4 weeks overdue will be billed for full replacement cost, plus a non-refundable $5.00 processing fee, which will be entered as a "hold" on the campus computer system, stopping registration and all student transactions. Fines will be waived when items are returned in good, working condition. Overdue materials cannot be renewed. Overdue fines are nonrefundable.

Borrowers with overdue materials and/or fines totaling more than $5.00 may not be allowed to check out materials.

The library user is responsible for the return of borrowed materials. Lost or damaged library materials must be paid for at full replacement value. Damaged materials are items that cannot be repaired, all damaged or long overdue materials are subject to a $5.00 processing fee.

Damaged items will be held at the circulation desk for 30 days after notification to the borrower. A non-refundable $5.00 processing fee is added to the cost for replacing items. The full replacement value less the processing fee will be refunded or credited to your account for materials returned within one year of the original due date.

Overdue fines, processing fees, and Collections services fees will still apply to your account and may vary depending on the item. Return of items overdue for more than one year after the original due date will not be accepted in the library at any time before or after payment and will not result in the reduction of fines, fees, or replacement costs.

Reasons generally not regarded as valid for canceling or reducing charges:

  • Lack of knowledge of library policy
  • Disagreement with library fine or fee structure
  • Inability to pay fees and charges
  • Material loaned to a third party
  • Non-receipt or late receipt of College billing statements
  • Forgetting the due date
  • Term breaks, leaves, vacations, exams, car problems, etc.

Reserve Materials: Loan Periods and Late Fees

Reserve overdue fines are charged at a rate of $ .25 per hour with a maximum fine equal to the cost of a new replacement book at the UCC Bookstore. Students who keep Reserve items significantly past the time they are due, preventing other students from using the material, may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and the instructor for the class using the material.

Term reserves are checked out for one term with the due date the last Friday of term. Term reserve overdue fines are charged at a rate of $ .25 per hour with a maximum fine of $10 for each title checked out.

Loan periods and other limits for reserve materials will be determined by the instructor. Any exceptions must be in writing, or direct phone contact between the instructor and library staff.

Overdue reserve materials must be returned before payment of fines will be accepted.

If a student owes a $5.00 overdue fine for the late return of a library laptop, they cannot check out another laptop until they pay the full $5.00

Last updated 2/4/2024

Service Animals (SA)

  • All service animals must be on a leash at all times, no exceptions
  • UCC Policy recognizes dogs and miniature horses as the only acceptable types of service animals

Every UCC student, faculty, or staff member approved for a Service Animal is given an accommodation letter that indicates approval of a Service Animal. In the interest of safety to others, it is in our rights to request to see that accommodation letter for verification, only the portion that pertains to services animals.

Emotional Support Animals (ESA)

Emotional Support Animals are not allowed in any UCC buildings other than assigned dormitories without explicit approval by the appropriate parties (Accessibility Coordinator for students, Human Resources for faculty and staff).   

Public Patrons

Public patrons must adhere to the same rules and regulations as those of UCC faculty, staff, and students. In the event that a public patron or their service animal does not adhere to these specifications, it is within our rights to ask them to leave. 

Last updated 2/2/2024

Collection Purpose

The UCC Library provides access to collections sufficient in quality, depth, diversity, format, and currency to support instructional programs, curriculum, and the academic learning environment. The library strives to provide a collection that is responsive to the evolving needs of students, faculty, staff, programs, that enables learning, creativity and innovation, and that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Collection Contents

The collection includes electronic and print material, including journals, books, reference material, media, magazines, news, academic websites, and software.

Collection Assessment

The collection is assessed to determine how well it supports instructional programs, curriculum, and the academic learning environment. Assessment is done on an ongoing basis and reported annually in the library’s annual assessment report. A collection development plan for the upcoming year is made based upon the assessment report. The assessment report also informs the library’s marketing plan and information library instruction.

Collection Development Process

Collection assessment and development is ongoing. Faculty representatives from each program are consulted each year to determine their collection needs in order to support the curriculum and instruction so that their students can meet course and program learning outcomes. This includes consideration of subject, digital or print format, accessibility, usability, diversity, equity, inclusion, future marketing of the material to students and information literacy instruction. Budgetary changes needed to the collection are included in the annual budget process. While the library works closely with faculty to make collection development decisions, the library director makes the final collection development decisions in order to create a balanced collection to support the academic goals of the college.

Selection and Deselection of Material

When selecting material, we consider the collection as a whole and select or deselect material based upon:

  • Relevance to curriculum, instruction, materials needed for the academic learning environment and lifelong learning
  • Faculty requests
  • Currency, accuracy, objectivity, interest
  • Total effect on student learning
  • Academic value, intellectual content
  • Inclusion of diverse viewpoints
  • Current holdings in the collection
  • Cost
  • Suitability of format (print or electronic)
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Accessibility
  • Usability
  • Accreditation standards
  • Academic level suitable to community college students or general readers
  • Reviews
  • Physical condition
  • Usage

Reserve Collections


The library does not purchase these textbooks, but rather they are purchased by ASUCC or provided by individual faculty. The library collaborates with faculty and ASUCC to purchase and maintain the reserve collection. The library also houses and facilitates the checkout and replacement of textbooks provided by specific programs to students for term-checkout.


The library houses and facilitates the checkout of technology purchased by other programs. The library also purchases technology to meet the specific needs of students, such as laptops for use in the library and graphing and financial calculators.

Interlibrary Loan & Consortiums

The library provides interlibrary loan service to students, faculty, and staff in order to provide them with access to material that is not included in the library collection. The library maintains consortial memberships in order to share resources and obtain reduced pricing for collections. The library continually seeks consortial memberships and resources sharing agreements which would provide the collections needed while rescuing the collections cost.

Collection Discovery and Access

Library provides user-friendly and accessible interfaces with multiple access points to its collections. The library strives to apply universal design principles for all of the access points for its collections in order to improve their discoverability and usability.

The library maintains the technology and infrastructure needed to provide the collections and discovery services.

Intellectual Freedom

The library supports the following statements from the American Library Association and the Film and Media Round Table of the American Library Association.

Collection Complaints

Complaints regarding the collection will be directed to the library director. Complainants will be asked to submit their complaint in writing. A library committee which will include at least one librarian and faculty member will review the material and the complaint and make a final decision regarding the collection. The complainant will receive a written response regarding the final decision.

Community Member Access to Collection

The collection is available to community members who live within the UCC service district after obtaining a UCC library card.

By using a library computer, you agree to abide by the UCC Acceptable Use Policy. All use of college-owned equipment and network services must be in compliance with applicable UCC policies, procedures and guidelines as well as the laws of the State of Oregon.

  • Community members and students not enrolled in UCC credit classes are welcome to use the Computer Lab up to one hour per day
  • If you are not currently enrolled in a UCC credit class or if you are printing items for personal use, please pay $.05 per printed page for your print jobs (black & white only) at the Circulation Desk.
  • Lab printers are not available for special print jobs, such as printing to labels, envelopes, colored paper, or any products other than the plain white letter size paper stocked in the printer.
  • Please keep printing to a minimum. 
  • Library Lab computers are available on a first come, first served basis. 
  • No food or drink is allowed in the lab areas. Please use the nearby table to store these items while you're in the lab.
  • Depending on availability, use of the library computers may be limited to current UCC students only. If you are a student using computers for activities unrelated to course assignments, you may be asked to leave the lab when it is full and others are waiting. 
  • No online gaming is permitted in the library lab between 9 am and 5 pm. 
  • The library computers are for accessing the Internet and library databases or for using applications related to classroom instruction as discussed in the UCC Acceptable Use Policy
  • Phone conversations are not permitted in the lab. Set cell phones to mute or vibrate; conduct calls outside the library.
  • No talking or group work 
  • No one under 16 is allowed in the computer lab area. (Exception: underage students enrolled in a UCC class requiring the use of the library computers.) 
  • Operate the equipment with respect and care. 
  • Failure to abide by these rules could result in losing your access to library computers. 
  • Encourage others to use this resource responsibly. Please observe these policies and cooperate with Library Lab Aides and staff.
  • Laptops are available for student check out.


  • Do not install or download any software to the hard drive.
  • Do not run any programs from any storage medium.
  • Do not plug any portable back up units, digital cameras, or any other peripherals into the lab computers without permission. Check with the staff first.
  • Software may be installed on the computers by IT Services staff only.
  • Modification of any of the installed programs or system files is not allowed.


  • In case of hardware or software problems or the need for paper contact the Lab Aide or Library staff.
  • Please do not reboot computer if it locks up. Contact the lab aide or library staff.

Learn about copyright infringement, plagiarism, and academic integrity in the Student Code of Conduct.

Course reserves are defined as material such as books, articles, and video used for teaching and learning in a course.

Course reserves, both physical and electronic (e-reserves), will be provided in a manner that respects Fair Use rights, the rights of copyright holders, copyright law, and applicable licenses.

Course reserve materials will be:

  • For noncommercial, educational use in order to support teaching and learning in UCC classes.
  • From legally obtained copies by faculty or the library.
  • Available for use during specific terms and will be removed when no longer needed for a specific class.
  • Limited to use by UCC students, staff, and faculty.
  • The format of the reserve material provided (physical or digital) will be determined based upon the expected usage.

E-Reserve Materials:

  • The library will provide links to licensed, full-text versions of e-reserve material when available.
  • According to Fair Use guidelines, only limited amounts of copyrighted work will be made available as e-reserves during a particular term.
    • The UCC Library guidelines suggest book selections are limited to 15% of the book and journal selections are limited to two articles from all issues of the journal.
    • When requested for a student accommodation from Accessibility Services, the amount used may include an entire book or more than two articles form a journal when a version in an accessible format is unavailable.
  • E-reserves will be made available to UCC students through Canvas, requiring authentication, on a term-by-term basis.
  • E-reserves will include the complete citation and the following copyright notice:
    • This material may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code). Pursuant to the federal Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code), it is preemptively unlawful to reproduce, distribute, or publicly display any copyrighted work (or any substantial portion thereof) without the permission of the copyright owner. The statute, however, recognizes a fair use defense that has the effect of excusing an act of copyright infringement. It is the intention of the Library to act within the parameters of the fair use defense in allowing limited posting of copyrighted materials in Electronic Course Reserve areas such as this one. It is the intention of the Library, moreover, that such materials be made available solely for the purposes of private study, scholarship, and research, and that any further reproduction of such materials by students, by printing or downloading, be limited to such purposes. Any further reproduction of copyrighted materials made from this computer system may be in violation of copyright laws and is prohibited.
  • Any unpublished materials that are not the intellectual property of the requesting instructor will require the author’s written permission in order to be placed on reserve. Written permission should include the author's name, signature, title of the work, and the date permission was granted.
  • When use of a reserve item would no longer be considered Fair Use, the library will remove the item from reserve and, when applicable, request permission for use from the copyright holder.

Physical Reserve Materials:

  • Physical reserve materials will be made available for check-out for a limited period of time so that they can be used by other students during the term.

17 U.S.C. 107 - Limitations on Exclusive Rights: Fair Use

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phone records or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include -

  1. the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
  2. the nature of the copyrighted work;
  3. the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
  4. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors. 

Interlibrary loan is a service offered by the UCC Library which enables UCC students and staff to borrow materials from other libraries throughout the United States. This service is available to current UCC students and staff only.

  • Digital materials (e.g., journal articles) will be sent to UCC students and staff by email.
  • For physical materials (e.g., print books), the library will notify UCC students and staff when the requested materials are available for pick-up at the library.
    • This library reserves the right to refuse an interlibrary loan request from a member who has failed to collect interlibrary loan materials from a previous request. The member is responsible for picking up any materials ordered. Materials must be picked up by the borrower within seven working days after receiving notification that the materials are available.
    • The due date will be affixed to the borrowed material. If renewals are allowed by the lending library, a renewal request must be requested in advance of the due date.
    • Materials loaned must be returned promptly in the same condition as they were loaned.
    • The UCC library must abide by any restrictions placed by the lending library on borrowed materials.
    • Overdue and lost items will be charged an amount determined by the lending library.
  • UCC students and staff must include their UCC ID number in order for the library to process their request.

Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Laptop borrowing:

  • Laptops are available for check-out to current UCC students only. 
  • You can ask for these at the Library Circulation Desk. 
    • Photo Identification is required

Calculator borrowing: 

  • Graphing and financial calculators are available for check-out to current UCC students only. These check out for a few hours at a time, or the length of the term.
  • You can ask for these at the Library Circulation Desk


Library Services for ...

The UCC Library is here for you! 

Ask Us!

We're here to help you with research for your assignments, Canvas, Zoom, technology, citations, finding and accessing library resources, getting started at the library, and questions about the college.

  • In-Person: Stop by the library during our open hours or make an appointment with a librarian.
  • Phone: 541-440-4640
  • Chat: Find the chat icon on the library website and research guides.
  • Zoom: Contact us by email, phone, or chat and we’ll send you a link to meet via Zoom. If we’re free, we can meet right away or we can schedule for a later time.

Online Library Resources

  • Find ebooks, academic articles, news, magazines, encyclopedias, and streaming video on the Library website.
  • Need to find library or web sources for an assignment? 

Check Out Books

  • You can check out print books from the library. Browse the shelves or search for print books using the UCC Library Search Box. 

Computer Lab

The UCC Library's computer lab provides access to:

  • Computers. 
  • Wifi.
  • Laptops to borrow for the term or for a short period.
  • Software required for most academics at the college, including engineering software.
  • Help with questions about technology, college websites, elearning, research for your classes, citations, and how to use the library.
  • Printing, copying, and scanning. 

Borrow Textbooks, Laptops, and Calculators on Reserve

  • Visit the library's front desk to borrow: 
    • Textbooks on reserve
    • Early Child Education (ECE) textbooks
    • Calculators
    • Laptops (for the term or a short period)
    • Headphones 
  • See the Reserve Items page to see what we have available. 

Interlibrary Loan

  • Interlibrary loan is available for online and hard copy material. Unfortunately, due to publishing restrictions we are unable to ILL eBooks.

Returning Library Materials

  • Materials can be returned to the library's front desk during open hours or via the book drop located in the parking lot behind the library building. Laptops must be returned to the library front desk -- they cannot be returned via the book drop. 

Student Employment

We would love for you to work with us. Library Aide jobs are paid positions that are available to students who willing to help others. Learn more!

Welcome UCC Faculty!

Welcome! We at the library love working with you and your students, and are currently in the process of revamping our "Resources for UCC Faculty"  research guide. Please reach out to us using the "Contact Us" page for current information.

The UCC Library building is open to the public and offers access to the library computer lab, study spaces, wifi, and to access the physical collection while in the library. 

Residents of the UCC Service District are welcome to apply for a UCC Library Community Member Borrowing Card which allows you to borrow from our physical collection of print books and physical media and to access our online resources including ebooks, articles, and streaming video from the UCC Library Search Box and our Online Collections while physically on campus. 

For questions about research and library resources, visit the library in-person or use our chat service to contact us. 

Materials can be returned to the library's front desk during open hours, or to the book drop located on the parking lot side of the building..

Please see the UCC Library Policies section for further information about our services.

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Oregon State University and University of Oregon offer free borrowing privileges to Oregon residents 16 years and older through their Oregon Card programs.

Portland State University offers free borrowing privileges to Oregon residents who show a public library card and photo ID to PSU Library Circulation Desk. Others may pay a $50 annual fee for borrowing privileges.

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